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Bat Cave Report
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • Posted September 22, 2010

I am sitting here at this computer trying desperately to think of a word, group of words, or even a page of words to describe the Early Morning Return on Saturday, September 18TH. I struggled with words like awesome, breath-taking, phenomenal, extraordinary, exceptional, unique, unusual, rare, extra special, out of the ordinary, unparalleled and even mind blowing. Nothing fit! I even piddled with overwhelming, grand, splendid, tremendous, remarkable, amazing, astounding, humbling, and even cool…still not acceptable.

I then went another route and played with words like: sole, one of its kind, single, exclusive, inimitable, distinctive, matchless, and tossed around irreplaceable….nope, still not there! I even dabbled with astonishing, surprising, shocking, and beyond belief, but none made the cut.

What was I to do? Then, out of the blue a cluster of adjectives blew past the frontal lobe of my brain. Words like: without equal, beyond compare, faultless, flawless, unrivaled, unique, and even the word perfect…but still, no dice!

That, dear readers, is why I am sitting here right this second at this computer. It looks at me and begs me to type something spectacular about what I, Sharon and Charles Taylor of Salado, Texas, and Sherry Alexander and Mathew Haley from Mason, Texas, (see photo: Charles, Sherry, Mathew and Sharon) saw on Saturday, but every word just slips away like a fog.

Speaking of fog…Saturday was so foggy that I was afraid that rust would set in on the tools in the back of the bat truck on the way to The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. How people would drive from Salado in that soupy mess to see the bats return around six thirty in the wee hours of morning is now understandable. How others set their alarm and slowly got to their feet, dressed and rushed out of the door to see the same exact thing, I now know and well understand! For those people, words are not necessary. For all of you who missed out……well, you truly did miss out!!

You don’t have to miss out on the rest of the season at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Even though Early Morning Return is over until next June, you can still see sights that will truly leave you speechless. Come on out! Call 325-347-5970 for more details. See ya at the cave!!

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